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Side chair


Object number

RIF131

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

37 1/2 21 18 3/4 in. (95.25 53.34 47.63 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Babcock-Smith House Museum

Geography

Made in Rhode island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Elsie Matilda Larkin (1890–1981), Westerly, Rhode Island. Isaac Smith, Jr. (died 2015), Westerly, Rhode Island; by bequest to Babcock-Smith House, Westerly, Rhode Island

Associated names

Elsie Matilda Larkin
Isaac Smith, Jr.

Notes

This chair retains its original webbing and stuffing on the slip seat frame; the show cover is later and is upholstered over the slip seat frame.

See also


Bibliography

Ellen Madison, "Finding a Niche," Early American Life 46, no. 3 (June 2015): 57, ill.
Lido Mochetti, "The Best Seat in the House," Babcock-Smith House Museum Newsletter 16, no. 3 (Late Fall 2020): 1, ill.